This Hal Needham, 1977 chase film was just the right thing for me yesterday. Mindless crashes, splendid rushing here and there with great bangs and some pretty good music too. The film kept me amused and in bed between swigs of Day Quill and sneezes. All the Hollywood references and slang make sense, and the romance of the decade was on Reynolds and Field’s faces.
Ah, the snowman rode again in three sequels and three more television films. I just hope all those folks banked some of the money. But it was the ‘80’s, and they probably partied it all away.